5th New York Veteran Infantry

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Organized into a Battalion of four Companies by consolidation of the Veterans and Recruits of the 5th New York Infantry, with those recruited for the reorganized 31st and 37th New York Infantry October 14, 1863. A Battalion of the 12th New York Infantry assigned as Companies "E" and "F," and the Veterans and Recruits of the 94th New York Infantry assigned June 2, 1864, as Companies "G," "H," "I" and "K." Left State for Washington, D.C., October 27, 1863. Attached to Garrison of Alexandria, 22nd Army Corps, Dept. of Washington, to May, 1864. 1st Brigade, 1st Division, 5th Army Corps, Army of the Potomac, to June, 1864. 1st Brigade, 2nd Division, 5th Army Corps, to June, 1865. Hart's Island, N.Y., to August, 1865.

SERVICE.--Duty in the Defenses of Washington, D. C., until May, 1864. Ordered to Join Army of the Potomac in the field May, 1864. Battles about Cold Harbor May 31-June 12; Bethesda Church June 1-3. Before Petersburg June 16-18. Siege of Petersburg June 16, 1864, to April 2, 1865. Weldon Railroad June 22-23, 1864. Mine Explosion, Petersburg, July 30 (Reserve). Weldon Railroad August 18-21. Poplar Springs Church September 29-October 2. Boydton Plank Road, Hatcher's Run, October 27-28. Warren's Raid on Weldon Railroad, "Hicksford Raid," December 7-12. Dabney's Mills, Hatcher's Run, February 5-7, 1865. Appomattox Campaign March 28-April 9. White Oak Road March 29-31. Five Forks April 1. Fall of Petersburg April 2. Pursuit of Lee April 3-9. Appomattox Court House April 9. Surrender of Lee and his army. March to Washington, D, C., May. Grand Review May 23. Moved to Hart's Island, N.Y., and duty there until August, 1865. Mustered out August 21, 1865.

Regiment lost during service 8 Officers and 91 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 90 Enlisted men by disease. Total 189.

Predecessor units:

NEW YORK VOLUNTEERS

38th REGIMENT VETERAN INFANTRY.

Failed to complete organization. Men enlisted transferred to 5th Regiment New York Veteran Infantry October 14, 1862.

NEW YORK VOLUNTEERS

37th REGIMENT VETERAN INFANTRY.

Failed to complete organization. Men enlisted transferred to 5th Regiment New York Veteran Infantry October 14, 1863.

NEW YORK VOLUNTEERS

31st REGIMENT VETERAN INFANTRY.

Failed to complete organization. Men enlisted transferred to 5th Regiment New York Veteran Infantry, October 14, 1863.

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